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Community Medical Center Invests in Electronic Health Records

Community Medical Center Invests in Electronic Health Records

 
Community Medical Center has invested in significant information technology initiatives and projects to introduce comprehensive Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems into Community Medical Center and Community Physician Group offices.  Community’s goal is to provide timely and significant clinical information to physicians and other care providers wherever members of our community and region choose to receive their healthcare.
 
To that end, Community announces that it has chosen Cerner’s Millennium Electronic Health Record system, for the inpatient hospital. Cerner is also the EHR used by award-winning hospitals, such as the Billings Clinic.
 
Cerner is rated as one of the top electronic health records systems available, according to Klas Research Company. The use of Cerner by Community will enable an efficient flow of healthcare information between regional healthcare providers, such as St. Patrick Hospital and the rural healthcare providers in Western Montana.
 
Community and the Monida Healthcare Network are jointly offering the integrated ambulatory EHR and Practice Management system from NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc. to physicians and clinics as their community and regional system. 
 
Community recognizes that many physicians within Missoula and Western Montana refer patients to both hospitals in Missoula, and physicians and other providers need access to patient information regardless of which hospital maintains the records.  Both Steve Carlson and Jeff Fee agreed, in a letter dated October 2010, to develop an electronic Health Information Exchange to promote and improve the exchange of information between the two hospitals, physicians’ practices and clinics, and the rural community healthcare facilities in Western Montana to improve the quality and continuity of care.